Hate crimes and hate incidents are when someone makes threats to you or is violent towards you or is abusive, or harasses you because you are perceived to be a part of a certain social group.
Examples of such groups can include but are not limited to: gender, ethnicity, disability, language, nationality, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation.
Some police forces in the UK also recognise that alternative sub-cultures also experience hate crime/hate incidents. These incidents are based on someone’s appearance and interests – goths, emos, punks and other similar groups.
Report the incident to the police:
If you are at immediate risk call 999, for non urgent reports to the police dial 101.
Report incident to Viridian Housing ASB team:
We prioritise dealing with hate crimes and hate incidents. All information is dealt with confidentially and we can also liaise with the Police and other partnership agencies on your behalf to deal with Hate Crime.
Keep any evidence
If you have received hate related letters, notes, emails, voicemail message, texts or any hate related material via social media please share this with the police. Also take photos of offensive graffiti.
An ASB Officer from Viridian Housing will contact you to discuss your report of Hate Crime in confidence, and with your consent agree an action plan on how best to move forward. They will also be able to discuss any support needs and referrals to specialist agencies.
Tell MAMA – Supports victims of Anti-Muslim hate crime.
Stop Hate UK – A leading national organisation working to challenge all forms of hate crime and discrimination.